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If you suspect a queenless hive can you put a capped swarmcell from another hive in it? How would you place the swarmcell in the hive if its possible? (a relative may have a queenless hive and I would like to put a swarmcell from one of my hives in it.) Thanks and a special THANK YOU to all who have gave helpfull replies in past questions. My hives are doing great this year! Mike
 

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:thumbsup:Good question! I have a trap out going and could not find any brood last weekend, the eggs/larva given at first did not take for what ever reason. Did find a lot of bees and stores (mostly open nector) :scratch:
 

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The adding of a ripe queen cell is commonly done in the situation described and for making splits/divides.
I also do what's called forced supercedure.
Place the cell in the cluster and down about 2" from the top bar.

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It is sometime safer to put the cell above the queen excluder, if that area is covered with bees. I have seen bad queens destroy good cells. With the cell out of reach, it has a better chance of survival. Hang the cell with a frame of brood above the excluder, if it is available.

Roland
 
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